Frequently Asked Questions
Will you come look at our lake or pond?
Absolutely. We offer free, on-site visits to precisely evaluate the individual needs of each pond and owner.
I have a weedy pond and started fertilization in the early spring to try to “get ahead” of the weed growth. The weeds quickly doubled in size and I now have a mess. What happened?
Fertilizing a pond to “get ahead” of weed growth is a myth. Please don’t do this. The weeds in a pond must be treated before a fertilization program may begin. Fertilizer added to a weedy pond only stimulates excessive growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation, not beneficial phytoplankton.
Do weed treatments hurt the fish?
No. We only use EPA approved, aquatic label herbicides to target undesirable aquatic vegetation. If used inappropriately (i.e. the wrong season or rate) the decay of dead vegetation may reduce dissolved oxygen to a point where it could harm fish. Professional training and experience in these area is very important to safely achieve successful control of aquatic vegetation.
Do you have a license?
Yes. We are fully licensed and insured as a Commercial Aquatic Applicator.
How long does it take to see results from a weed treatment?
The answer to this question varies depending on the type and quantity of the target vegetation. Generally, results will be noticeable in 2-3 weeks, with dramatic results occurring in 6-8 weeks.
Do grass carp eat bream eggs?
No. Grass carp eat submersed aquatic vegetation.
How many bass and bluegill should I stock in my pond?
We recommend 500 bluegill and 50 bass per acre. The bluegill are available most of the year while the bass are available in May.
Are the grass carp sterile?
Yes grass carp are sterile.
Will you treat my lake outside of a service plan?
Yes. While the service plans offer the most consistent results throughout the year, we do offer pricing for individual treatments.
Does the shock boat kill the fish?
No. The shock boat stuns the fish for 30-45 seconds allowing us to net the fish and collect them in a large, aerated livewell. Once length and weight measurements have been taken, the fish is release unharmed.